Borth Beach

At high tide this appears to be a sloping shingle beach divided by a series of wooden groynes.  Come here when the tide is out and you’ll be rewarded with a three-mile expanse of clean, golden sand.

The waters quality here is good and the shallowness of the waters combine to make Borth a popular destination for families as well as watersports enthusiasts.  Both the Ceredigion and the Wales coastal paths pass close to the beach and the area offers visitors a number of good walks.

Borth has an RNLI Lifeboat Station and there is a lifeguard presence on the beach during the peak summer season.

At the southern end of the beach lies a submerged forest and in certain conditions the remains of petrified tree stumps can be found here at low tide. Beyond this tall cliffs tower above the bay.

Local legend tells of Cantre’r Gwaelood, a lost kingdom from which church bells are believed by some to be heard to ring out in times of danger.

Free parking can be found around the village.  The car park at the Community Hall has a small children’s play area.

Type of beach

Sand & shingle

Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs not allowed on beach between 1st May and 30th September.

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  • Good fishing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming/bathing
  • Surfing


  • Slipway

Nearest town



SY24 5HX

OS grid ref.

SN 6068 9006

Water quality

Water quality star rating


Blue Flag Award

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Borth Beach Reviews


Dawne Harrold
Aug 09th 2020

Seems pointless having the dogs barred from the beach when the human traffic there leaves all sorts of rubbish around after them.

Blue Flag Status

Jun 21st 2019

Seems pointless having a dog free beach when it is almost totally ignored and not policed .


Jun 05th 2019

great place have visited since I was a child

What did we get wrong?